Accountant

Yessenia Diaz period 10

Career Details

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and examine financial records
  • Ensure taxes are paid properly and on time
  • Suggests ways to reduce costs and improve profits

Average Hours/Working Schedule: 40+ hours per week

Working location(s): Accountants often work in business / office environments. They also work in banks and usually in the city. Few work from their home.

Salary/Wage Potential: On average, accountants will make $61,690 per year if worked full time a year. $29.66 per hour. The lowest 10% paying for accountants is $38,940 per year. The top 10% in paying had been about $106,880 a year.


Education Needed

  • Must have at least a Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Training in vocational schools.
  • MINIMUM 4 years of accounting experience.
  • Major accounting software experience.


Skills Required

  • EXCELLENT written and verbal communication skills
  • Well-developed customer service skills
  • Must have lots of computer skills
  • Sales skills

Job Outlook / Growth

1,216,900 jobs that are accountants (as of 2010)

Employment of accounts is expected to grow 16% (About as fast as average) from year 2010-2020

Job openings 452,100

Advancement Opportunities or Related Jobs

Advancement Opportunities:

  • Some people can become supervisors or even managers.
  • You can also possibly advance in accounting manager or budget director.
  • If you get really advanced in accounting, it is possible to become treasurers or corporate presidents.

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  • Bookkeeping
  • Budget Analysis
  • Financial Analysis
  • Cost Estimators